Last year’s Pride Hamilton Park Day event attracted thousands of attendees throughout the day, and offered a range of activities and entertainment strongly rooted in the local LGBTQ2SIA+ community.
We are beyond excited for this year's Park Day event, and are thrilled to announce that it will take place at Hamilton's beloved Gage Park. Gage Park historically has been home to many of Hamilton’s most celebrated and well-attended festivals and will set the stage for our best Pride Hamilton Park Day event ever!
What can you expect from this year's Park Day Event?
A full day of amazing and diverse performances on our main stage including:
Opening ceremony by Laura Kooji/Six Nations Pride
Emcee intro featuring ...Chris Farias our fabulous MC, and Sean Cullen our 2018 Pride Hamilton Committee Chairperson
Six Nations Pride
The Great Fight
Drag performance featuring multiple Drag performers
Mahasti — The Bellydance Emporium
TroyBoy Entertainment & Sapphyre Poison
Lynx Random Order
Mike Nagoda and the Spectrum Blues Band
Off-stage musical stylings by the amazing DJ Rosé (Rose Tirone)
A variety of local and national vendors offering fabulous products and services, with a special area featuring local artisans
Beer garden and free BBQ lunch sponsored by the United Way, and catered meal provided by Rainbow Gurlz offering vegan and gluten free options
A fun family area with special kid-friendly activities including a special Children's book reading by Noreen Spagnol (Life with Kids' Books)
Fun interactive activities including a belly dancing class, a yoga class and makeovers by Hamilton's best Drag performers
Fabulous performances at our second stage area: Aerial, fire, poi spinning and more
Community resource representatives to provide information on local resources
Come out on June 17th, for an amazing day of celebration of pride in our community and the beautiful city we live in. This is going to be our best Pride Hamilton Park Day event yet, and we can't wait to share it with you.